Windischgratz 1777 ducat Fr-908

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1887
This specimen was lot 1887 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 550 CHF (about US$660 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Windischgrätz, Fürstentum, Josef Nikolaus, + 1802 Dukat 1777. Wien. Sehr selten. Gutes sehr schön. Fassungsspuren. (Germany, principality of Windischgratz, Joseph Nicholas, 1746-1802, ducat of 1777, Vienna mint. Very rare. Good very fine. Mounted.)"
This type was struck for the prince 1777 only and is indeed rare. It is accompanied by a twenty kreuzer, half thaler and an extremely rare five ducats. The modest price realized is likely due to the damaged condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.39 g.

Catalog reference: KM 12, Holzmaier 110. Fr-908.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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